Epipen Opt Out
Posted On:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Naugatuck Health Services

In 2015, there were changes in legislation for the administration of the Epipen( Public Act 14-176). The changes were designed to protect all students with a potential life-threatening allergic reaction. The purpose is to provide emergency first aid to a student who experiences an allergic reaction even if the student does not have a prior written authorization for the administration of epinephrine by a physician or parent/guardian to do so. This Act allows trained staff to deliver an Epi-Pen to a student who presents with signs and symptoms of a severe allergic reaction. Under the revised law, a student's parent or guardian may submit a written directive to the school nurse to prohibit the administration of epinephrine to such student each school year. If you chose to do so, or have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

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